You wouldnt be a true New Englander unless you scurried to a local farm to pick your own fruits and veggies. There are plenty of charming farms in Connecticut that reflect the quintessential spirit of the Northeast, welcoming you to visit in the summer and fall to partake in the bounty of nature (a little flowery, I know, but I got swept away by the Yankee spirit).
Blue Jay Orchards, Bethel, CT
One of the very few commercial orchards in Fairfield County offers scenic orchard wagon rides, pies in their bakery that would satisfy any sweet tooth, and you pick your own apples and pumpkins from September to November.
Ellsworth Hill Orchard & Berry Farm, Sharon, CT
Want to get lost in a corn maze? Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Farm can help you. You can also pick your own raspberries, figs, Asian pears, apples, and pumpkins from September to October. The corn maze is open from Labor Day to November.
Horse Listeners Orchard, Ashford, CT
Nestled in the Northeast corner of the state, this orchard offers pick your own peaches, Asian pears, nectarines, plums, pumpkins, and winter squash August to October. Want some fresh veggies? Horse Listeners has that too!
Lyman Orchards, Middlefield, CT
This farm boasts of a sunflower maze (open July August) and a corn maze (September November), and offers golf outings on its 18-hole golf course! Oh yeah, you can also pick your own peaches, pears and Asian pears, and apples August October. Need a pie? Go visit the website; the photos will make your mouth water.